Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Thought for the day


Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something, and that something is to a large extent outside the control of our conscious minds. James Laver

3 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

How we choose to create our appearance is a message that we are sending - partly conscious and partly unconscious.

Ms Baroque said...

Oh that is wonderful.

johnnyz said...

If dressing is to 'a large extent outside the control of our conscious minds' it makes the Thoughtful Dresser a bit of a contradiction.

I think the trick is embracing the pattern set by the whole mind (conscious and unconscious) and accepting intuitions about what to wear when without too much thought, but then paying conscious attention to the detail.